Black History is American History

by: Jujuan, Dispensary Technician Black History Month is upon us once again, and although ‘Black History’ is actually just American history, let us not forget the sacrifices and contributions Black and Latinx People have made to the cannabis industry and history as a whole. Musicians like Louis Armstrong were avid marijuana users during the Jazz […]

Glaucoma & Medical Marijuana

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is commonly treated using medical marijuana, dating back to the 1970’s. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness; it is a serious chronic eye condition that can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve and in turn, caused blurred, distorted vision. There are numerous treatment options for […]

Topicals vs Transdermals

Many Keystone Shops patients are very familiar with the Extra Strength THC Topical Lotion by Cresco. Now, we are excited to offer another kind of lotion: Dr. Solomon’s Transdermal Lotion by GTI. Yes, they’re both lotions, but there are MAJOR differences between topicals and transdermals (I would not make a point of writing a blog […]

Full Flower: THC and CBD

While cannabis plants contain numerous cannabinoids, there’s no doubt that THC and CBD are the most well-known of all. This is only natural, as they are the most prominent compounds in cannabis. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis, whereas CBD (cannabidiol) has no psychoactive effects, and is known well for its […]

The Holidays and Terpenes

The holidays are a time typically filled with cheery family and lots of homemade food. Sure, it can be a lot of fun, but let’s be real; the holidays can also be highly stressful. Everything from burning the main course, to running into extra holiday bills, to dealing with extra traffic this time of year. […]

Concentrates 101

One of the more nuanced methods of medical marijuana consumption is the use of concentrates. Though concentrates may not be the most commonly known form of cannabis products for newer patients, these highly concentrated cannabis extractions have been around since the very early days of cannabis consumption. Though using concentrates may be intimidating because of […]

Safe Vaping

Author: Katie, Dispensary Technician Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine has released a statement on vape safety, which can be found here: Department of Health Provides Update on Lung Injuries Associated with Vaping, Urges Caution and Awareness Illnesses and deaths linked to vaping have been ever-present in our news-cycle, both for tobacco and […]

Terpenes 101

Author: Katie Finkle When the average cannabis consumer goes to buy cannabis, the furthest they may look into their strain selections is sativa, indica, and hybrid. While there is certainly nothing wrong with knowing you’re an indica guy, there is a deeper level that patients can look at to explore which strain may have the […]

Medical Marijuana for PA Senior Citizens

Author: Wendy, Dispensary Technician If you are a senior citizen, you are among the fastest growing demographic groups using medical marijuana. I am Wendy: the most senior tech at Keystone Shops. I share some of the ailments and limitations as many of our senior patients, as well as a low tolerance for medications. Permit me […]

Your First Visit to a Dispensary

Author: Katie, Dispensary Technician Regardless of how long cannabis has been around, how long people have been using it, and how much this industry has grown, the world of medical cannabis can still be completely foreign both to the public and new patients. Even for seemingly seasoned cannabis users, there can still be a lot […]